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PriceGrabber found that nearly 14 percent of respondents planned to do back-to-school shopping from their mobile phone.

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PriceGrabber found that nearly 14 percent of respondents planned to do back-to-school shopping from their mobile phone.

More Consumers to Use Phones to Compare Prices While Shopping

If you notice more people glued to their smartphones while back-to-school shopping, it might be because they’re looking for a better deal. About 37 percent of consumers said they plan to compare prices on their mobile devices while at brick-and-mortar...

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The allure of hacking back is growing as digital espionage and trade-secret theft have become rampant.

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The allure of hacking back is growing as digital espionage and trade-secret theft have become rampant.

Is Hacking in Self-Defense Legal? It Depends, Says Army Cyber Lawyer

When Robert Clark meets with large corporations and government agencies that have been hacked, many express the same feeling. They want revenge. But the impulse to strike back is fraught with legal danger, said Clark, operational attorney for the U.S....

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Eric Schmidt, on the left, and Peter Thiel debated at Fortune's tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, last night.

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Eric Schmidt, on the left, and Peter Thiel debated at Fortune's tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, last night.

Investor Thiel Goes on the Attack in Debate With Google’s Schmidt

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt were asked to take the stage last night to debate. But maybe Thiel heard “berate” instead. The early investor in Facebook dominated the discussion with denigrations of Google’s business. Schmidt...

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

China’s Potential Smartphone Base Could Double By 2017, Study Says

China, a country where 40 percent of households can afford a smartphone, is expected to double that number in five years as disposable incomes continue to grow, a new study said. By 2017, 80 percent of China’s households will be...

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

Looking for Pain Relief? App Tells You Which Aisle in Walgreens

If trying to find Tylenol or other products at a Walgreens store gives you a headache, the pharmacy said it has the remedy. The largest U.S. drugstore chain has teamed up with Aisle411, a St. Louis-based mobile software developer, to...

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Questions remain about the feasibility of what to some extent seems to be freeloading on hotspots.

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Questions remain about the feasibility of what to some extent seems to be freeloading on hotspots.

Can Republic Wireless Take the Headache Out of Finding Wi-Fi?

  Republic Wireless drew lots of attention last year when it announced an unlimited data and calling plan for $19 a month, with no contract. How’s that possible in a world where $80 bills are the norm and unlimited data plans...

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A poll of smartphone owners found that nearly half would vote for President Barack Obama, while 31 percent would pick Mitt Romney.

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A poll of smartphone owners found that nearly half would vote for President Barack Obama, while 31 percent would pick Mitt Romney.

Smartphone Owners Favor Obama Over Romney, Poll Says

If you carry a smartphone, there’s a greater chance you favor President Barack Obama over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a new poll. In a survey of nearly 800 iPhone and Android smartphone owners, 49 percent said they...

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